The Australian Esports League (AEL) and Invictus Australia (IA) are proud to announce an exciting partnership. This collaboration marks a significant step towards fostering inclusivity, competition and community engagement within the Australian esports landscape for current and former serving military veterans and their families.
The Australian Esports League has long been dedicated to promoting and advancing esports across the nation, creating opportunities for gamers of all skill levels to participate and compete. In alignment with their commitment to diversity and inclusion, AEL are proud to join forces with Invictus Australia to extend these opportunities to an even broader community.
Invictus Australia are known for their work in supporting the wellbeing of current and former servicemen and women through the power of connection that sport and activity provides. IA recognises the potential of esports to unite veterans and families of all abilities located around the country, to provide a platform for personal growth and camaraderie.
Through this partnership, the Australian Esports League and Invictus Australia aim to organise and host esports tournaments providing spaces for veterans, their families, and the wider community to come together in the spirit of competition and mutual respect.
According to Director Community Engagement and Impact at Invictus Australia, Toni Cumpston, “This partnership is a wonderful addition to the range of activities Invictus Australia provides the Australian Defence Community. Re-establishing our partnership with the Australia Esports League provides the opportunity to re-ignite an E-sports league for veterans and their families within Australia.
Interest in E-sports continues to grow both in Australia and around the world, and we are delighted to work with the AEL to provide opportunities for our defence community to join us, as we create veteran and family friendly opportunities to participate, compete and get connected through Esports.
We are excited to be able to announce our first event will be held at our Defence Community Sports Day being held in the ACT on 23rd of March 2024. We will have both free play and a competition for attendees to participate in, and look forward to kicking off the partnership.”
Key Objectives of our collaboration include:
Inclusive Tournaments: Organising esports tournaments that cater to a diverse range of players, including veterans, their families and the broader community.
Community Outreach: Engaging with local communities to raise awareness about the positive impact of esports and creating events that encourage participation from individuals of all backgrounds. The first esports activation will be held on the 23rd of March in Canberra as part of the Invictus Australia Community Day.
By working together, AEL and IA aim to create an inclusive and supportive environment where individuals can thrive both competitively and personally. We look forward to a successful collaboration that not only strengthens the esports community but also contributes to the broader goals of empowerment, resilience and unity of the Australian Defence community.
For media inquiries or additional information, please contact:
Australian Esports League
Sarah Jae, Director
Nina Willoughby, GoodPR
+61 427 400 961